Bluegrass Conspiracy/Melanie Flynn
ao sad

Lexington, KY

#230 Oct 6, 2010
This thread has hijacked all my free time for the past two days. I had heard of the conspiracy before but never new it was such a gripping tale. I was reading the "The Company" story over at and it seems although Thorton and Vance were the master-minds behind it all, the real story is the disappearence of Melanie Flynn. My heart goes out to her family.
The Real Truth-T

Florence, KY

#231 Oct 12, 2010
frog man wrote:
.... I was out at the madison county airport not to long ago and after seeing some of this I just mentioned thorton then added on the thortons food mart and some of the looks I got well needless to say noone was smiling about anything , just makes you wonder out of all thats happened over the years is there anyone who still is involved in this and are they around us everyday and we just dont realize it
I had a Mil Science Instructor from EKU that was a pilot. When he retired he want out to work at the Madison Co. Airport. He was straight as the day is long. This was in the mid-80s. He told me he saw things he was comfortable with etc.... He was no longer welcome there. Granted it could have been safety issues or....? As vague as he was, I suspect it was FAA/safety issues

United States

#232 Oct 13, 2010
Beshear was attorney general when it was going on. John Y Brown was govenor. same people stay in power. Carroll is senator. Phil Block is still in business with some of the others. Everybody is so afraid they let it go on and on and on they got away with it. Canan got out or prison and they reported folks in Lex were afraid. Why - because it never was stopped or investigated compleatly. It is not the politicians afraid. It is the people who know about it and that its dangerous to even talk because they are still OUT THERE.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#233 Oct 13, 2010
Reverend Common Sense wrote:
Anybody familiar with Melanie Flynn and the Bluegrass Conspiracy?

Dayton, OH

#234 Oct 21, 2010
Anybody looked into the Gall's connection? If you recall, they are the police/military supply store in lex that was involved with the gun running mentioned in the book. Well, they were raided in early 2000 for undocumented exports to foreign countries. Of course, this is a hush hush issue that nobody seems to know anything about. I found a site with the Herald Leader article about the raid. Interesting, to say the least.
The Real Truth-T

Florence, KY

#235 Oct 22, 2010
If it was you or me, that would be the end of us. Why does a place like Galls keep getting a pass? Makes me wonder

Washington, DC

#236 Oct 25, 2010
twoeyestwoears-- You may be interested in Cowboy's Caravan as well after you are finished with TBC. Interesting anecdotal info and photos in there.

Jackson, KY

#237 Nov 4, 2010
_WiseGal_ wrote:
I wish I could compile all the info from the book as well as what's been said (verify of course) on Topix..
The story grows..grows on you.. and just grows and grows!
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Yes, this is an interesting case. I have started reading the book "The Bluegrass Conspiracy" and I must say, I'm intrigued. My prayers go out to the Flynn family.

United States

#238 Nov 8, 2010
Well I learned some pretty wild stuff this past week. Aparently I've got members of the family mentioed in the book and I'm not even a Ky native lol....
I was looking through it and my great uncle is in there. Wild stuff.

West Chester, OH

#239 Nov 12, 2010
I knew Earl powell many years ago. Rode Motorcycles with Him when He lived in Cincinnati. Never new what happened to Him. Antone have any info?

United States

#240 Nov 13, 2010
Will do rainmaker. Do you kniw the author?

Shepherdsville, KY

#241 Nov 13, 2010
Does anybody know the street address to Lambert's Old Dobbin Road house?? I just read the book this week, and my father had friends that were involved when I was a kid.

I also thought the Galls indictments around 2003 were very interesting in relation to this gang. When the Galls connection was brought up in the book, you have to believe that Galls was much more involved than the book revealed.

Shepherdsville, KY

#242 Nov 13, 2010
I bet Drew was working for Oliver North's guys part of the time, and that's why he got away with it for so long, and that's why he thought that he was "one of the good guys."

That's probably where he got all the other military equipment that he smuggled. He got guns from Galls and his Oliver North connections.

United States

#243 Nov 13, 2010
Four Galls employees died in the Comair5191 crash at the Bluegrass Airport. John Y. Brown's "Cave Hill" mansion was sold, Comair crashed all in 2006 within a couple months. One of the Galls employees who died had been in accounting/auditing for quite some time–– it was in the newspaper account. Galls is now owned by Aramark, presently in trouble with overcharging the state for prison food. Some of these people from the BGC are still alive and apparently dangerous, with a lot to lose. News accounts reported with Canan got released a couple years ago some folks aware of it in Lexington were scared.

Don't know about Lamberts but Halls on the River was still alive and well a while back.

Washington, DC

#244 Nov 13, 2010
Sure, thing, author is Robert L. Williams. Here is a link to some info on the book:
The Real Truth-T

Florence, KY

#245 Nov 15, 2010
haunty wrote:
I knew Earl powell many years ago. Rode Motorcycles with Him when He lived in Cincinnati. Never new what happened to Him. Antone have any info?
Killed by a mail bomb at his place of business (Earl's Honda and Suzuki, Richmond, Ky) June 21, 1983 about noon

United States

#246 Nov 16, 2010
Who investigated that Richmond, Ky bombing–– Tom Thurman?
The Real Truth-T

Maineville, OH

#247 Nov 16, 2010
The U.S. Postal Inspection service had jurisdiction and handled the case. As I remember it, there were some KSP bomb squad guys around and some A.T.F.

Not sure if the Postal inspectors have their on crime scene people or cooperated with local resources etc. But, I saw all three (Postal, KSP, ATF) on site

United States

#248 Nov 16, 2010
Did they say who sent the bomb?
The Real Truth-T

Florence, KY

#249 Nov 16, 2010
who wrote:
Did they say who sent the bomb?
They had their theories and their, "person of Interest". It didn't make sense to me, but they are pretty tight lipped as you can imagine.

As their person of interest died about 5 years afterwards I assume the case is technically open... but I'd say there is no activity internally on it.

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